A Symbol of Hope

Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are crying out for Hope this winter. Hope –  that the floods, the hurricane force winds, the deep freeze, the ice and snow, and for some the drought will End. Soon.

Time to post a symbol of Hope. The Rainbow.

IMG_5570_wpWe had a precious few moments early this week when the sun shone and it rained at the same time. I was arriving at the local supermarket. And I had pocketed my camera – in Hope of an image. Not that I was expecting a Rainbow. Just something to lift my spirits.

I deposited my wife, dumped the car and sprinted across the car park to find some sort of vantage point to capture this. A few seconds later, the Bow was gone and the greyness returned.

And another storm is battering the South West of the UK as I speak. Hope was short-lived.

On another topic. Have you discovered my other blog iSighting yet? Are you bored and stuck indoors to keep dry or warm or both? Do take a look. There’s a new Post up there today on the subject of Personal Creativity – a difficult subject to write about. If you glance at the Rt sidebar on LensScaper you will always find a link to iSighting and a brief few words from the latest Posts on iSighting.


About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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9 Responses to A Symbol of Hope

  1. oneowner says:

    The rainbow decisive moment you might say.


  2. Len says:

    Hope is always there to get us through Andy. We just got about a foot and a half of snow (the snow piled up on next to my driveway is almost eye level). Yet despite this, the sun is shining, the temperature is above freezing and it looks beautiful. Strange feeling. Nice capture.


  3. Great catch, hang in there! all will be better soon


  4. Chillbrook says:

    Thankfully Andy, it’s all finally calming down after what we hope was the last gale for a while Friday night. Still not sure where my dustbin has got to and wer’re down yet another couple of panes of glass in the greenhouse but how little I have been affected compared to so many. My thoughts are with them and my anger directed at a government happy to give billions of pounds of our money to countries like China and India who seem to be doing very nicely these days but when Cornwall goes asking for a mere £20 million to help cover the losses, we’re knocking at a closed door and facing yet more budget cuts.
    Cornwall is struggling economically with 5 bad summers on the trot and now this. With few people working to raise council taxes and without the government help we used to get it’s getting serious. You cut Westminsters budget by 20%, it has little impact, 20% of such a small subsidy who notices. Apply the same across the board percentage cuts to Cornwall, it’s devastating. It’s really not good enough. 😦


    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Adrian. Yes, there comes a point when Overseas Aid should be directed to our own country. So much of it is ill-placed and much skimmed off by corrupt governments and officials. The tourism industry will be so hard hit this summer. Ii is do difficult to imagine the plight that so many people will face, but it is very real and widespread.


      • Chillbrook says:

        Politicians are generally egocentric, spineless individuals so I can’t see any of them any time soon telling China and India (and the corrupt African States) that the gravy train stops here. There’ll be threats of the end of trade with the UK etc etc and it just won’t happen. Of course all that’s nonsense. They rely on us for trade, but politicians can’t see beyond how it might reflect on them. They’d get a huge boost in the polls here but they’d be worried nobody would talk to them at the next International bash that we all pay for. They want to be best friends with everybody and are willing to use our money to do it.. “Oh go on, I’ll be your best friend.. please here’s a couple of billion, will you be my best friend now?”. All very reminiscent of the school yard only instead of tuck being exchanged for friendship by the unpopular kid, it’s taxpayer’s money. 😦


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